Questions to ask during your venue tour

During those first few weeks of planning, the venue is such a key piece in your planning. After your budget and rough guest count is set, your venue should be your next step. While venue shopping, it is easy to get caught up in what you love or hate physically about the venue. But thereContinue reading “Questions to ask during your venue tour”

Holiday Sparkle

As many of my friends know, my wardrobe literally sparkles. I love sequins, rhinestones, and of course glitter. Dolly Parton has really shown me the way. Some people may think it is tacky for over the top but to me it is all about confidence. Let’s face it, people are going to look at youContinue reading “Holiday Sparkle”

Online Shopping Tips & Tricks

The days of shopping online have become more frequent than ever. People are home more and while our purchases may have shifted from work dresses to lounge wear, there are a few tips you should know to shop successfully online. My biggest reservation with buying things online was always the fear that it wouldn’t fitContinue reading “Online Shopping Tips & Tricks”

Sweet As Sugar: A Cotton Candy Soiree

The eternal optimist in me has become determined with creating special events even while we are stuck at home. My heart hurts for all of us, especially those of us who have had their wedding, baby shower, or birthday “taken away from them” this year. I have seen some pretty creative celebrations come out ofContinue reading “Sweet As Sugar: A Cotton Candy Soiree”

Weekly Wedding Words: The blushing bridal shower

One thing I have never had an issue with was being extra. I was born to go that extra mile and freeze flower petals into ice cubes. This weekend I was repaid for all the extra miles I have ever gone for my friends. This past weekend was my Bridal shower and I was trulyContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: The blushing bridal shower”

“Fall”ing for RVA

Fall has always been an active time for me and my fiancee. We met in late August and started our relationship with some amazing fall fun! Going to concerts, festivals, farmer’s markets, and the state fair. From then on, we always thrived in the fall. We spend our weekends on adventures around our own backyard.Continue reading ““Fall”ing for RVA”

Weekly Wedding Words: 60 days or less

45 days left, I have never been calmer. I realize I am not like most brides in this situation, this usually is a time for “What am I forgetting?” Questions like that will put you in the ground, it is easy to stress yourself out more than needed during this time. One thing, that IContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: 60 days or less”

Weekly Wedding Words: Luxury details on a dime store budget

Bachelorette parties these days are getting more and more over the top and I am all about it. If you can get everyone in the mind set that this is a trip/vacation/girls weekend rather than just an event that happens before the wedding, your girls tend to be more on board.  For my bachelorette party,Continue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: Luxury details on a dime store budget”

26 Things I’ve Learned by 26

Today I am 26 and it feels like such an odd year. It’s like being 14 again, the general thrill of being in your teens is over but you still aren’t old enough to drive. 26 is one step closer to 30 but feels like 10 years away from the carefree days of 21. ThisContinue reading “26 Things I’ve Learned by 26”